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RGU SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME


A HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES CEUD MÌLE FÀILTE

“Whether it is visiting Crathes Castle or Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery) whisky distillery, we are all experiencing something new together as well as having fun and learning. Programs such as this one really highlight the importance of relationships and connections and how to develop those international relationships in the business world.”

Welcome to Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Cultural Summer School Programme. Located in Scotland, Aberdeen has an international airport and provides the ideal base to study and be immersed in the culture of our historic and beautiful country. We offer accommodation in the centre of the vibrant city of Aberdeen, and in a magnificent Georgian Mansion in the Scottish highlands. Our Garthdee campus has some of the most modern facilities of any University in Europe in a stunning riverside location. Our Cultural Summer School Programme include visits to castles, distilleries, museums and many other special locations. In addition there are visits to our capital city, Edinburgh, where you can visit the world famous castle and see the Scottish Crown Jewels.

Jackie Hatfield Student, Nova Scotia Community College

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ABOUT RGU RGU is considered one of Scotland’s ‘New Universities’ but its history actually dates back to the 1600s. Today the University is a leading provider of higher education with an outstanding international reputation, producing confident, highly employable graduates, undertaking ground-breaking research and developing strong links with industry, both in the local area and around the world. A study experience here can provide graduates with a real advantage in today’s competitive workplace.

A TRULY INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE We are immensely proud of the fact that we are host to both students and staff from all around the globe. It gives our campus a genuine international atmosphere. We firmly believe that spending time in a country which isn’t your own opens your eyes to new cultures and customs, not only Scottish ones, but also those of the many international students we have here.

“I had always wanted to come to Scotland and everyone I met at the University and around the country was really friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Summer School to anyone who wants to try something exciting and new.” Mustafa Kurutay Student, Mainz, Germany

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“The students from several different Chinese Universities went to Aberdeen together, and had a great cultural and educational experience during their summer school at RGU. They had study sessions with the American and Canadian students, made new friends and learnt from each other. It was an event they will never forget.”

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU IN ABERDEEN Located in the North East corner of the United Kingdom, Scotland’s third largest city is quite unlike any other. Few places in Britain can offer students the chance to experience the buzz of a modern city, medieval buildings, spectacular tropical gardens and award winning, unspoilt beaches – all in one compact, easy to navigate place. Aberdeen is a dynamic, vibrant city, thanks to its strong ties with the oil industry. As you’d expect from somewhere that has enjoyed great prosperity, amongst the iconic granite buildings, are a wealth of fantastic bars and eateries, shops, museums and galleries, theatres and live music venues. Aberdeen is also the perfect size for students – the city is small enough for visitors to get to know their way around quickly and easily.

Ling Wang Representative of Summer Programme in China

THE PERFECT BASE FOR EXPLORING SCOTLAND Good transport links mean Aberdeen is a great base for seeing the rest of Scotland while you’re here. All the main Scottish cities, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, can easily be reached within two or three hours. In fact Scotland is often called “the best small country in the world” and you can visit its most famous whisky distilleries, castles, lochs and golf courses without having to spend too much time travelling. As well as being breath-taking to look at, Scotland’s stunning landscape is also a world class location for outdoor pursuits such as walking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing and more adventurous activities like sphering and bungee jumping! Students can easily experience the best of this amazing country during their time in Aberdeen.

‘Best Scottish University for Graduate Prospects 2017’

The Guardian University Guide, 2017

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WHAT IS OUR SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME RECENT GROUPS WENT TO THE FOLLOWING PLACES: > EDINBURGH/ CASTLE/ ZOO/ MONUMENTS/ PARLIAMENT > DUNNOTTAR CASTLE AND STONEHAVEN > OLD ABERDEEN > ABERDEEN BEACH > FOOTDEE > GLEN GARIOCH AND LOCHNAGAR DISTILLERIES

ITINERARY SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME ITINERARY In this two week Entrepreneurial Business Programme students will get a taste of RGU, Aberdeen’s and Scottish culture as a whole. Based in Aberdeen and Edzell there will be trips to other parts of Scotland including our capital Edinburgh and a trip to picturesque Dunnottar Castle. Teaching for the programme will be based at RGU’s Garthdee campus and will feature topics including marketing, creative business and new product development.

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“I’m hoping my career will benefit from this trip, as I’ve got to meet so many people from around the world and get to see how they interact with their businesses. I now have that knowledge to further and even better my own path in life.” Kate Murphy Student, Nova Scotia Community College

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MORNING

AFTERNOON

EVENING

DAY 1 Saturday (flight dependent)

Arrival at Aberdeen Airport. Transfer to accommodation.

Walking tour of Aberdeen City Centre. Bus passes issued.

Evening Free

DAY 2 Sunday

Change to Free Day in Aberdeen

Day at Leisure

Day at Leisure

DAY 3 Monday

Travel to Garthdee campus by public bus. Welcome & tour of Campus Academic session 1

Lunch on Campus. Academic Session 2

Welcome dinner at local Aberdeen restaurant

DAY 4 Tuesday

Garthdee Campus Academic session 3

Visit to local castle Academic session 4

Evening Free

DAY 5 Wednesday

Visit: Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant

Return to RGU Academic session 5

Evening Free

DAY 6 Thursday

Garthdee Campus Academic sessions 6 & 7

Lunch. Travel by bus and explore Old Aberdeen

Evening Free

DAY 7 Friday

Check out of Residences and transfer to Edinburgh. Distillery Tour & tasting Academic sessions 8

Lunch at Distillery. Continue travel to Edinburgh.

Evening Free

DAY 8 Saturday

Free day in Edinburgh

Free day in Edinburgh

Free day in Edinburgh

DAY 9 Sunday

Leave Edinburgh. Visit to Kelpies or Loch Lommond

Arrive at the Burn

Evening Free

DAY 10 Monday

Academic session 9

Academic Session 10

Optional Trip to Edzell

DAY 11 Tuesday

Group Study Session

Academic Session 11 & 12

Evening Free

DAY 12 Wednesday

Group Study Session

Academic session 13

Evening Free

DAY 13 Thursday

Travel to Discovery Point Dundee

Afternoon in St Andrews

Evening Free

DAY 14 Friday

Academic Session 14 - Student Presentation Rehersal

Student Presentations

Farewell Ceilidh Dinner with Scottish Dancing

DAY 15 Saturday

Check out of the Burn and transfer to Edinburgh Airport

*Example itinerary subject to change ** Optional tours may incur additional costs

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COST?

“This experience was one of the most amazing things I have ever done. I have learned so much about myself, about my colleagues, and about my new friends. This was also a great experience to network with people from all around the world. I would highly recommend this to anyone. “

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Mary Ellen Martin Student, Nova Scotia Community College

> ACCOMMODATION IN STUDENT APARTMENTS NEAR THE CITY CENTRE IN WEEK ONE AND AT THE BURN IN WEEK TWO > WI-FI AND BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS > BUS PASS FOR ABERDEEN > COACH TRANSPORTATION FOR VISITS AND TRANSFERS > ENTRANCE FEES FOR MOST CULTURAL AND LEISURE VISITS > LUNCH VOUCHERS AT ABERDEEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Please note all our courses are taught in English. The programmes are only available to groups (minimum of 10 persons) from recognised educational institutions. We regret that we cannot accept applications from individuals. If your institution is unable to reach the minimum of 10 participating students, we may be able to group your summer school with another institution. Meet and greet at airports other than Aberdeen will incur additional costs, please enquire for details.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST? > TRAVEL TO AND FROM ABERDEEN > TRAVEL INSURANCE

> BREAKFAST VOUCHERS WHERE SPECIFIED > WELCOME DINNER IN AN ABERDEEN RESTAURANT AND FAREWELL CEILIDH AT THE BURN

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> ALL MEALS AT ‘THE BURN’ > COMPLETION CERTIFICATE > WEEKEND IN EDINBURGH

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TALK TO US. For further information about any of our Summer Programme, please contact: T: 01224 262138 E: ABSSummerSchool@rgu.ac.uk W: www.rgu.ac.uk/abssummerschool

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